November 18, 2018

Dip Your Learning in Chocolate


Many Jewish threshold moments are sweetened with ​goodies so why not dip our Jewish learning into chocolate?

Now deepen Torah by dipping history, culture, food classrooms into chocolate using (Ezekiel 3:3). Some shuls boast of a candy lady or candy uncle who distributes treats to the children. Rabbi Margie Slome of “>Alana Kadden Ballon of Inqune says,“I frequently keep chocolate at the front of a room I am facilitating and throw it at people in trainings as they get questions right.” Lisa Colton, “>Temple Adat Shalom in San Diego County incorporated chocolate into a 2nd/3rd grade family education program about blessings. “We let the parents and students decide which one [blessing] to use. We provided fair-trade chocolate to go with their blessing. The kids loved the show 'n tell cocoa bean from “>Free download: Lesson plans for use in Jewish schools on chocolate related topics such as Sephardi North American Colonial traders, Hanukkah, Passover, Jewish history, blessings, and more.
 

“>On the Chocolate Trail: A Delicious Adventure Connecting Jews, Religions, History, Travel, Rituals and Recipes to the Magic of Cacao, was published in 2013 by “>The Huffington Post, “>On the Chocolate Trail, and elsewhere.